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by Samuel Beckett

Endgame Life, Consciousness, Existence Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue.

Quote #10

The end is in the beginning and yet you go on. (1.688)

How is the end implicit in the beginning? Why would people still go on? Is it possible to imagine something that does not have an ending? How would one assign meaning to one's life and one's actions if they would not, some day, end?

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